The manufacturer of a product has a duty to produce a product that is safe and will not create an unreasonable risk of injury when used in a foreseeable manner. If you have been injured by a product - anything from farm machinery, to a snow blower to a cigarette lighter - you may have a claim against the product's manufacturer and distributors. Our lawyers will need to know many facts surrounding the injury to determine if there is a product liability claim.
A manufacturer of a product has duty to produce a product that is safe for the user. The product should also not create an unreasonable risk of injury when used in a foreseeable manner. In recent years, the product liability law in the State of Wisconsin has been overhauled. The changes to the law established new criteria for a strict product liability claim. The new law also created new defenses and a 15 year statute of repose. However, this new law expressly does not apply to claims based on negligence and breach of warranty.